Inspirational Story – The Man and The Butterfly
One day, A man found a cocoon of a butterfly in his backyard.
Slowly, a small opening appeared.
He was curious.
Thus he sat and watched the butterfly as it struggled to force its body through that little hole.
After a few hours, it appeared as if it had gotten as far as it could.
it appeared as if it had gotten as far as it could, the man decided to help the butterfly.
He took a pair of scissors and carefully snipped off the remaining bit of the cocoon.
Eventually, the butterfly emerged easily.
To his surprise, the butterfly had a swollen body and small shriveled wings.
The man continued to watch the butterfly.
Because he expected at any moment.
The wings would spread and expand enough to be able to support the body and it would fly.
He waited, but it never happens.
In fact, the butterfly will spend the rest of its life crawling around.
With a swollen body and shriveled wings.
It will never be able to fly…
What the man did, in his kindness and haste did not understand was that the restricting cocoon and the struggle required for the butterfly to get through the tiny opening were God’s way of forcing the fluid from the swollen body of the butterfly into its wings, so that it would be ready for flight once it find its freedom from the cocoon.
Sometimes, struggles are exactly what we need in our lives.
If god allowed us to go through our lives without any obstacles. It would cripple us.
We would not be as strong as what we could have been.
We could never fly.
I asked for strength and God gave me Difficulties to make me Strong.
I asked for wisdom and God gave me Problem to Solve.
I asked for Prosperity and God gave me Brain and Brawn to Work.
I asked for Courage and God gave me Danger to Overcome.
I asked for Love and God gave me Troubled people to Help.
I asked for Favours and God gave me Opportunities.
I received nothing I wanted.
Yet, I received everything I needed.
In his ways, he has always provided us what we need, to fly.